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By way of introduction, I am a Professor in the Criminal Justice program at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, USA) specializing in criminology, state crime, and human rights. For years, I have examined racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system, especially as they have emerged in the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on undocumented immigrants, and more recently the war on terror.
Those developments are explored in several of my journal articles and books, in particular Scapegoats of September 11th: Hate Crimes and State Crimes in the War on Terror (2006, Rutgers University Press); Ironies of Imprisonment (2005, Sage Publications); Detained: Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex (2002, Temple University Press). My new book is titled: Crimes of Power & States of Impunity: The U.S. Response to Terror (2009, Rutgers University Press).
This website describes my professional experience, research, and publishing activities. Please click BOOKS for access to those works on-line.
Should you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact me directly.